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Arrested women are stripped naked

Adelaide : Australia | Aug 15, 2009 at 7:40 AM PDT
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The news has sent shock waves all over Australia – it seems women who are arrested are, at times, stripped naked in dark rooms by male officers and the police justify it by saying that it is done to prevent the arrested women from inflicting self injuries or resorting to self destruction! The police are already working on procurement of modesty gowns – for such of the arrested who are felt to be probable cases of self-harm. The descriptions of the humiliation that that the affected women had to undergo are too shocking for words. The presence of women police officers cannot be assured at all times says the SA Police assistant Commissioner Bronwyn Killmier, herself a woman.

prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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